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Dalit writing, global contexts: JV Pawar's poetry collection Blockade embodies the spirit of the Dalit Panthers
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Dalit writing, global contexts: JV Pawar's poetry collection Blockade embodies the spirit of the Dalit Panthers

JV Pawar is an activist – more a Dalit Panther than a writer – and this reflects in his works. The poems in his collection Blockade speak of the Dalit community’s everyday life, their struggles, their agonies, and their hope amidst it all, as the purveyors of Babasaheb’s legacy. Despite his reputation as a historian-writer in Marathi, Blockade remained untouched, unreviewed and outside the discussions of English readers and critics

Gaza Skate Team, a group of Palestinian youngsters, beat deprivation, Israeli blockade through skating
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Gaza Skate Team, a group of Palestinian youngsters, beat deprivation, Israeli blockade through skating

Instructed by two coaches, the Gaza Skate Team are a group of 20 youngsters who hold weekly training sessions and watch videos online to learn and improve their skill.

Islamabad protests: Pakistan Army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade
World

Islamabad protests: Pakistan Army's role in focus as Islamists end blasphemy blockade

The effusive praise for General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s role as a mediator has triggered some concern among moderate politicians in Pakistan.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states refrain from imposing more measures against Qatar
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states refrain from imposing more measures against Qatar

Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar are momentarily refraining from imposing more punitive measures against the Gulf state

RJD MLAs protest against Nitish Kumar outside Bihar Assembly, calls him RSS's chief minister
Politics

RJD MLAs protest against Nitish Kumar outside Bihar Assembly, calls him RSS's chief minister

RJD legislators staged protests outside the Bihar Assembly ahead of the floor test of the Nitish Kumar government

RJD supporters take out anti-Nitish Kumar protest, throw stones at district magistrate for removing protestors
India

RJD supporters take out anti-Nitish Kumar protest, throw stones at district magistrate for removing protestors

RJD supporters Thursday threw stones on the Saran district magistrate and superintendent of police during protests against Nitish Kumar breaking the Grand Alliance to form a new government with NDA support

IPFT supporters block national highway and railway tracks in Assam, demand separate state for tribals
India

IPFT supporters block national highway and railway tracks in Assam, demand separate state for tribals

The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders and supporters today blocked the Assam-Agartala national highway (NH) and railway tracks at Khamthingbari in West Tripura district

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar preparations continue 'as normal' despite diplomatic crisis
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar preparations continue 'as normal' despite diplomatic crisis

Despite the country being at the centre of a diplomatic crisis which has seen Qatar cut off politically — and economically — from neighbouring Gulf countries, organisers were unworried, said the source.

When India couldn't sustain backing Madhesis, their agitation became futile: Nepal PM Oli
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When India couldn't sustain backing Madhesis, their agitation became futile: Nepal PM Oli

The violent protests by the Madhesis in the southern plains and along the Nepal-India border hit supplies of fuel and essential commodities from India.

Great dream of developing Nepal hit by border blockade: Oli
World

Great dream of developing Nepal hit by border blockade: Oli

Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Sunday said his "great dream" of developing the landlocked nation has been obstructed by the blockade at the border trade points with India and the devastating April 29 temblor.

Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death after border blockade
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Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease, death after border blockade

A shortage of medicine, fuel and other supplies has put millions of Nepalese children in danger of illness, malnourishment and even death, child rights groups warned.

Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease and death
World

Rights groups say Nepal children at risk of disease and death

Child rights groups are warning that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in Nepal due to a border blockade with India is putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death.

40 held for enforcing strike against 'India's blockade' in Nepal
World

40 held for enforcing strike against 'India's blockade' in Nepal

At least 40 people were arrested in Nepal on Sunday for trying to enforce a strike called by a breakway CPN-Maoist party faction against "India's blockade" of major border trading points with the landlocked country.

Still smiling and uncomplaining: Glimpse of life in Nepal after India's 'unofficial blockade'
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Still smiling and uncomplaining: Glimpse of life in Nepal after India's 'unofficial blockade'

India's 'undeclared' oil blockade has continued to cripple Nepal for over a month and forcing Kathmandu has been forced to ration fuel after India blocked supplies

Israel lifts restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque
World

Israel lifts restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Israel lifted restrictions on worship at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Wednesday in an apparent bid, swiftly welcomed by Washington.

Trucks carrying supplies enter Nepal from Indian border after blockade
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Trucks carrying supplies enter Nepal from Indian border after blockade

Trucks from India carrying essential goods and petroleum products today started entering Nepal which is grappling with a fuel crisis due to the blockade of a key trade point with India by protesters opposing Nepal's new Constitution.

 Road blockade call: Rajnath reviews situation in Manipur
India

Road blockade call: Rajnath reviews situation in Manipur

The Centre is making efforts to ensure that normal life is not affected in the northeastern state due to the blockade.

Rail/road blockades: SC warns Centre of special courts
India

Rail/road blockades: SC warns Centre of special courts

The Supreme Court today warned that it would pass orders for creating special courts to try agitators blocking rail and road traffic as they paralyse normal public activities resulting in untold hardships to people.